Carnegie Library

I love the smell of a library, and one of my first memories of that aroma was from visiting the Carnegie Public Library in Sidney, Nebraska. The high ceiling, the towering book cases, and the quiet […]

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Dragonfly – 300,000,000 Years In the Making

Wildlife photograph just ain’t my thing, but exceptions can be made. As I was walking into a Salt Grass Steakhouse for lunch, I saw this dragonfly hovering around the evergreens. I had a camera handy […]

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Low Down Rainbow

The phrase “low down” has a lot of uses. You can always condemn low down dirty tricks, or if you remove the space, you can get the lowdown on someone. If you swap it around, […]

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Reaching Out

Steer wrestling is a rodeo event that doesn’t have the cache of bull riding or barrel racing, and, despite its seeming invisibility, it’s in every rodeo, is a simple to understand, and harder than hell to do. The wrestler, on horseback, […]

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Alfred Hitchcock

  Sir Alfred Hitchcock was born 117 years ago today, and my Lord! what a difference he made to movies. I own and still watch North by Northwest, being particularly interested in the cantilevered house […]

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Why Would Anyone Do That?

Why would anyone climb on the back of a bronc, an animal whose primary goal is to rid itself of the rider, knowing that the best they can do is stay on for eight seconds? […]

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This week I learned something. I know it is common to duplicate a word and change something about the copy to make it slang. Wishy-washy, chit-chat, and kitty-cat are all examples. Another common change is to add […]

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Life Is Where You Still Find It

As some of you know, I have been taking still life photographs as a way to satisfy my photographic addiction. I don’t know why I’m suggesting you wouldn’t know; I’ve been inflicting my work upon […]

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On Call

You may expect the title of this post, “On Call,” to have something to do with the photograph. After all, it was taken on East Colfax in Denver, which, despite the attentions of the police, […]

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You’ve Haven’t Seen This Before

  When I was young, the Sunday funny pages had a kids’ section that included two line drawings, apparently identical. However, there were twelve (or fifteen or ten) differences between the images, and the puzzle was to […]

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